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Cover for Biology and ecology.

This chapter provides comprehensive information on the overall biology and ecology of parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus). It provides specific details on the taxonomy, plant distinguishing characteristics, its likely centre of origin, genetics and intraspecific diversity, growth,...

Author(s)
Adkins, S. W.; McClay, A.; Bajwa, A. A.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction.

A brief history of the evolution of the oil palm crop is provided, from domestication and small-scale production in Africa (its centre of origin/diversity) to crop expansion, especially in South-east Asia, in becoming the world's top oil crop. Knowledge of the biology and genetics of oil palm are...

Author(s)
Setiawati, U.; Sitepu, B.; Nur, F.; Forster, B. P.; Dery, S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395917)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Origin and evolution.

This chapter describes the pineapple wild relatives, including their taxonomic status, ecology and distributions. The domesticated pineapples and their pre-Columbian distribution are discussed, as well as the domestication syndrome in the cultivated forms of Ananas comosus. Pineapple diversity and...

Author(s)
d'Eeckenbrugge, G. C.; Duval, M. F.; Leal, F.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393302)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods, Langkawi, Malaysia, September 11-15, 2017.

This proceedings contains papers dealing with issues affecting biological control, particularly pertaining to the use of parasitoids and predators as biological control agents. This includes all approaches to biological control: conservation, augmentation, and importation of natural enemy species...

Author(s)
Mason, P. G.; Gillespie, D. R.; Vincent, C.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book; Conference proceedings
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Cover for Genetics of meat quality and carcass traits.

The current knowledge and latest progress in the understanding of genetic influences on phenotypic variation of meat and carcass quality traits in pigs are reviewed.

Author(s)
Ciobanu, D. C.; Lonergan, S. M.; Huff-Lonergan, E. J.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937560)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetics of performance traits.

The effects of breeding and genetics and the measurement of the growth, productive and reproductive performance traits of pigs are discussed.

Author(s)
Clutter, A. C.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937560)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Dogs and rabies.

This article discusses the rabies virus structure; virus replication; physical properties; other Lyssaviruses; antigenic and genetic variation; virus variants occurring in dogs; pathogenesis; transmission; susceptibility; incubation; central nervous system infection; peripheral organ involvement...

Author(s)
Wandeler, A. I.; Bingham, J.; Meslin, F. X.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938352)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Insights into the molecular detection of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Giardia duodenalis</i>: implications for epidemiology.

Giardia duodenalis is a widespread parasite of mammalian species, including humans. Due to its invariant morphology, investigation of aspects such as host specificity and transmission patterns requires a direct genetic characterization of cysts/trophozoites from host samples. A number of molecular...

Author(s)
Cacciò, S. M.; Lalle, M.; Beck, R.; Pozio, E.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933913)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Genotyping for rice eating qualities.

If the genetic basis of a trait is sufficiently well understood, genotyping is a simple, inexpensive and rapid way for breeders to introgress desirable grain characteristics into new or existing varieties because the confusing effects of the environment are removed and breeding programmes can...

Author(s)
Bradbury, L. M. T.; Waters, D. L. E.; Henry, R. J.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933821)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Population genetic structure in stream insects: what have we learned?

This chapter synthesizes data from 41 studies on 32 species of stream insects in an attempt to answer three questions: First, what is the major dispersal mechanism in aquatic insects, i.e. stream drift or adult flight? If it is stream drift, then genetic variation would be expected to fit the...

Author(s)
Hughes, J. M.; Schmidt, D. J.; McLean, A.; Wheatley, A.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933968)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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